- Category : 1923-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 1
American homicide victim beaten to death 7/04/1954 in her own bed while her husband, Sam, was napping downstairs. Her husband was indicted in a hasty trial that was later reopened to find him innocent after 12 years.
They married while Sam was in medical school and Marilyn worked as he finished school, then helped in his office. As she nearly died in the birth of their one son, 5/18/1947 , Sheppard was frightened of sex. However their marriage was stable with family and community involvements.
Sheppard's body and her unborn fetus were exhumed 10/05/1999 in an attempt to get clean DNA profiles for the defense trial brought by son, Sam, Jr., in hopes of clearing his fathers name of guilt, a stronger legal exoneration than the not-guilty verdict he won at his criminal trial in 1966. Sam Jr., will collect $2 million in damages if he wins.